Posts Tagged ‘chanterelles’

Wild Canadian Ingredients

Wild pawpaws grow in the Lake Erie and Niagara regions


This summer has seen a huge rise in home gardening and preserving, in large part due to all of us being stuck at home, but also because we’ve been forced to think about our food systems and how we source what we eat. It feels like we’re more connected to what we eat than ever before. To that end we wanted to send a shout out to one of our favourite suppliers of foraged wild Canadian ingredients. Continue »

Get Educated About Wild Mushrooms



We love wild mushrooms at Fiesta Farms and always try to keep a nice selection of mushrooms on hand in our produce department. So we are very excited to share news about a cooking class coming to Toronto that is all about our favourite fungi! Continue »

On Special: Mushroom Risotto


Unlike the woman in the clip above (a favourite scene from the classic movie “Big Night”) I love Italian cuisine, especially risotto, the creamy rice dish that is both comforting and elegant at the same time. Mushroom risotto is my absolute favourite and I like to use a variety of mushrooms when I make it. Forget button mushrooms, I go for the wild mushroom selection at Fiesta Farms. They offer an ever changing choice of chanterelles, hen of the woods, cinnamon cap, yellow foot and black trumpet mushrooms when they are in season. I asked Sergio Da Silva, the produce manager, which mushroom he recommends for use in risotto. “The best mushroom for making a risotto that we have in store right now is the yellow foot, it is related to the chanterelle, which is another favourite for risotto.” Did you know that mushrooms are high in Vitamin D? Just the thing we need when the sky starts to grow dark at 5pm.

So that settles the mushroom issue, now we must turn our attention to the rice. Continue »

Where the Wild Things Are

Euell Gibbons, known to many of us as that fellow who shilled Grape Nuts cereal in the seventies, was one of the earliest proponents of the wild food movement and an avid outdoorsman who popularized the living off the land movement in a time when people were freaking out over TANG orange crystals and marveling at the convenience of  instant mashed potatoes. His seminal book, Stalking the Wild Asparagus, published in 1962 is still considered by many to be the bible in the canon of wild and natural foods literature. Continue »